Using policy to mobilize community
Brian Kennedy is a native North Carolinian who grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia. Prior to joining Frontline, Brian served as a Senior Policy Analyst with the NC Budget and Tax Center. Brian holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the Heller School at Brandeis University where he concentrated in assets and poverty alleviation. Prior to attending graduate school, Brian taught 7th and 8th grade Social Studies in Charlotte, NC and worked in community organizing, and voter empowerment and mobilization. Brian is interested in understanding the connections between race, economics, and systemic inequality. His research interests include policies and programs dealing with restorative economic justice, poverty alleviation, and anti-hunger policy.